Surgical Technologist III - Open Heart
Company: MyMichigan Health
Posted on: January 24, 2023
Sign on bonuses up to $30,000 may be available!
General Summary -
This individual fills the role of surgical technologist in the
Operating Room. Surgical Technologist III understands and
demonstrates the knowledge of surgical procedures. Assure all
supplies and equipment are available for the procedure and in
working condition. Confirm and/or assemble sterile instruments for
use correctly. Anticipate the needs of the surgeon. They assist in
keeping accurate account of medications, sharps, instruments, and
sponges. They are responsible for maintaining and monitoring the
(30%)* Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedures and ability to
problem solve in relation to the procedure being performed.
Verifies supplies and items on the physician preference cards.
Accountable for supplies so that accurate patient charges are
(30%)* Demonstrates proper use of equipment, assembling of
equipment, disposables as well as cleaning and sterilizing. Assures
all equipment, supplies and instruments are assembled correctly and
in working condition for the surgical procedure.
(30%)* Maintains the sterile environments. Monitors the sterile
field and recognizes breaks in technique.
(10%)* Sets up sterile field with instruments in a timely manner.
Keeps accurate account of all medications, sponges, instruments and
sharps on the sterile fields per policy.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates a positive, courteous and helpful attitude toward
patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers.
Develops and maintains good working rapport with interdisciplinary
personnel to meet the needs of each patient.
Remains calm and efficient when working in stressful
Shares information and reports significant changes and/or abnormal
findings to appropriate team members.
Participates in regulatory surveys. Participates in performance
Assists with orientation and ongoing competencies.
Attends and participates in professional association activities and
programs to assure being current on regulations, guidelines, and
professional standards of care.
Remains current on new developments by reading professional
journals, and attending seminars.
Fulfills on-call responsibilities and extra shift coverage as
Other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:
Surgical Technologist III is a certified surgical technologist who
has been employed for more than 5 years in the operating room.
These individuals take on greater responsibility in providing
patient care by being an expert in three specialty areas as
described by the specialty coordinator of the service.
These practitioners demonstrate problem solving skills along with
higher level of critical thinking skills.
These practitioners also precept individuals and participate in
education of staff if needed.
Operating Room Competency must be maintained If career ladder
implemented at medical center, Surgical Technologist III must
complete skills/practice defined for a Surgical Technologist III as
stated in the career ladder.
Manual dexterity and mechanical skills needed to properly use and
hold surgical instruments.
Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with
individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to
communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable
Associate in Surgical Technology, certification in surgical
Five years of operating room experience as a surgical technologist
MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and
employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows.
An employee may be required to participate in further learning
opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public
contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.
Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex
materials or appropriate substitute if required for your
Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted
device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as
outlined in the job description.
Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted
Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time.
May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or
Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially
Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing
Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work
independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to
Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching,
grasping, fingering and feeling.
May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent
Physical Demand Level: Medium.
Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry
21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the workday 20 lbs. and or
Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and constantly (67-100% or
the workday) 10 lbs.
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